Calling all fitness and sport aficionados! Help support people affected by Parkinson’s disease by booking your professional fitness photoshoot session. Two local New Westminster businesses, ZHOOSH Fitness Garage and CreativeLight Imaging, have teamed up to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) by holding a special event on Saturday, April 30 from 1-6pm.
April is internationally recognized as Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and with every year that passes, the need to draw attention to the incidence and prevalence of the disease grows. There are over 13,300 British Columbians living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a number that is expected to increase significantly by 2031. Parkinson’s doesn’t discriminate based on age, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. It affects people from all walks of life.
Robyn Murrell, owner of ZHOOSH Fitness Garage says, “Having Parkinson’s does not mean you should sit down and stop being active – actually the opposite is true. Exercise, which includes being active, stretching, practicing good posture and doing specific exercises, should be a key component of your daily life. In fact, research has shown that exercise may help slow disease progression. Everyone benefits from exercise, especially those with Parkinson’s. Move to improve!”
People of all ages can book a 15 minute photo session at ZHOOSH Fitness Garage, by making a donation to PSBC of $25.00 per peron or more.
Be sure to wear your fitness or sport uniforms that show how you get your exercise! There is a maximum of three people per photo; however, special arrangements can be made for larger group photos – ideal for teams and clubs.
Each person will receive up to 10 professional digital photos by Bryan Antenor, owner of Creative Light Imaging. For more details and to book your spot contact Robyn Murrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778.323.1465.
Individuals unable to attend the photo shoot are welcome to support the fundraiser by donating on-line at http://